Darwin Martin House covers American Bungalow
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • March 05, 2013 @ 11:18am
An architectural gem in the Queen City, the Darwin Martin House has received some well-deserved national attention.
Gracing the cover of American Bungalow’s Issue 77, the Martin Complex is is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest achievements of the Prairie House period. This National Historic Landmark was designed as a unique residential complex for wealthy Buffalo businessman Darwin D. Martin and his family between 1903 to 1905.
According to their website, “The complex consists of five interconnected buildings designed as a unified composition, including; the main Martin House and a pergola that connects it to a conservatory and carriage house with chauffeur’s quarters and stables, the Barton House, a smaller residence for Martin’s sister and brother-in-law, and a gardener’s cottage added in 1909. The landscape design for the grounds of the complex is highly integrated with the overall composition of buildings.”
Docent led tours are open to the public and it is recommended that you reserve spots in advance of visiting the complex. Head over to the Martin Complex website for more information on tours and open dates to visit. Basic tours are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students and free for members. In-depth tours are also available for an additional cost.
Here’s a look at the cover from American Bungaloo’s Facebook page.
Photo courtesy of Facebook.
Also, check out this video for some great details and facts about the complex.
Thumbnail courtesy of Facebook.